NGLC at the 2016 iNACOL Symposium

The NGLC network is excited for the 2016 iNACOL Symposium in San Antonio next week. Please join us at the following sessions so we can connect and learn together. We encourage you to follow #NGLCchat as well as #inacol16 to stay connected and share your ideas with the NGLC community.

Exploring Innovation with an Open Heart
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Room 210

Where does equity/race enter the conversation on innovation? Why is language important? How can we design and teach for equity? Leaders from these regional next gen learning incubators share their stories and strategies via a new NGLC toolkit, Designing for Equity in Next Gen Learning. Explore methods for tapping equity’s inventive potential for new school designs. Reflect on inspired and passionate practices of teachers and leaders. Participants will discuss and engage with toolkit resources. NGLC staff and NGLC Regional Funds partners

A Call to Action: How Can Researchers, Funders and Practitioners Work Together to Improve the Evidence Base for Next Gen Learning
Wednesday, 4:15–5:15 p.m., Room 304C

We will explore the evidence base to date for personalized learning, including the findings of a new NGLC report highlighting what 50+ next gen schools care most about measuring. Participants will engage in a rich discussion around what metrics matter most for proving the value of personalized learning, some existing efforts to date to rethink the goal post for student success, and how we can build consensus across stakeholders and further build the evidence base for these models. NGLC staff and organizational partners

WAY Beyond No Excuses: How Next Gen Learning Crucially Serves Equity Goals
Thursday, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Room 301B

At-risk students may become proficient in English Language Arts and Math through ‘no excuses’ models, but do they become college- and career-ready? Learn from NGLC pioneering school designers how next gen learning—student-centered, personalized, competency-based, blended, experiential—is showing early promise in helping students of color and poverty develop a rich set of 21st-century competencies. Challenge your own assumptions about what pedagogies most effectively produce results on a wide range of assessments. NGLC staff and NGLC grantees

Learn with NGLC Partners, Grantees, Friends

Wednesday, October 26

Assessment Pathways as a Means to Ensure Equity, Rigor, and Personalization for All Students, 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
New England Secondary School Consortium

Henry County Schools Shares Its Journey From Traditional To Competency-Based Education Through Personalized Learning, 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m
New England Secondary School Consortium

K–12 Challenge: Choosing the Right Innovation Model for Your School, 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
LeViis Haney,    Lovett Elementary School/Chicago Public Schools

Personalized Learning 101 Workshop, 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
LEAP Innovations

Early Pioneers of Blended Learning: 5 Years Later, Lessons Learned and New Frontiers to Explore, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Elena Sanina,    Aspire Public Schools

From Resistance to Engagement: Guiding Stakeholders to Competency-Based, Student-Centered Education, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Center for Collaborative Education

Going Deeper: Investigating 6 Principles of Personalized Learning, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Center for Collaborative Education

Getting to the “How” of Personalized Learning: Framework, Surveys, Standards, 4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
LEAP Innovations

Grassroots and Grasstops: An Ecosystems Approach to Competency-Based Systems in Colorado, 4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Colorado Education Initiative

Personalized Learning Take Two: How What I Learned the First Time Will Make It Even Better This Time (A Tale of Two Leaders and Four Districts), 4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Education Elements

Want Deeper Learning for All Students? Rethink Assessments, 4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Center for Innovation in Education; Assessment for Learning Project

Thursday, October 27

FEATURED SESSION Proving Ground: Using Evidence to Drive Change, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.
Elena Sanina, Aspire Public Schools

Breakthrough Schools Chicago: Designing Next Generation Schools, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.
LEAP Innovations

Dear Ed Tech Gurus: Your Burning Questions About Education Technology, Answered! 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Erin Mote, Brooklyn LAB; Springpoint Schools

Using Professional Learning Communities and Blended Learning Supports for Educators to Create Competency-Based Performance Assessments, 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Center for Collaborative Education

What’s Your School’s Commitment to Equity? A Whole-School Collaborative Assessment and Readiness Tool, 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
New England Secondary School Consortium

Meet the Expert Campfire Session, 10:15 a.m.
Jon Deane, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

How to Make Personalized Learning Stick: Communicating Your Vision and Plan Effectively, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Education Elements

StorySLAM: Competency-Based School Leaders on “Doing School Differently”, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Performance Assessment for Learning: Micro-Credentials as a Model and Mode for Assessment Literacy Professional Development, 4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Center for Collaborative Education; Assessment for Learning Project

“This Isn’t What I Learned in School:” A Chain Reaction Panel with Teachers in New, Competency-based High Schools, 4:15 p.m.– 5:15 p.m.

Friday, October 28

Personalized and Blended Learning Specialists Need Professional Development Too! Developing Specialists through a Community of Practice and Personalized PD with Agency, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Jin- Soo Huh, Alpha Public Schools

Transformation through Blended Learning: Practices that enable personalization, data use, and mastery-based progression, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
The Learning Accelerator

School Design Mini-Hackathon: A Student-Centered Process for New School Model Development, 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Proficiency as a Pathway to Equity, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
New England Secondary School Consortium

The Raise Your Hand Texas Raising Blended Learners Statewide Initiative: Creating the Movement, Designing the Competition, and Providing Implementation Supports, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

*While we tried to be accurate with the dates and times for every session listed here, please check your program to confirm!

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